The first Olympic Men’s Basketball game tips off between two of the world’s powerhouses: Australia and France, both of whom are expected to make it out of the group stage. Since it’s pretty much a given that Team USA (also in Group A) will advance as the #1 seed out of their group, today’s game will be extremely important for the French and Australians if they want to be the #2 seed.
The French (Les Bleus) have an impressive starting lineup featuring Tony Parker, Nicolas Batum (who almost seems made for international basketball) and Rudy Gobert. They also have savvy veteran Boris Diaw, but it remains to be seen if he’ll start or if he’ll help lead the bench mob. Out of all those players, Rudy Gobert will probably have the biggest impact on the game–especially on the defensive end where he’ll likely be force under the rim. Also keep an eye on backup PG Nando De Colo, the Euroleague MVP in 2016.
Meanwhile, the Australian Boombers are coming in with a squad of their own. Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavadova, Patty Mills, and Aron Baynes are all NBA players who get big minutes. Bogut is really the only Australian big man they can rely on, but he’s recovering from a knee injury that should keep his minutes down.
The only thing that we can promise is that it’s going to be a great game, so be sure to find out how to live stream Australia vs. France below!
Australia vs. France Olympic Basketball Game Viewing Details
Where: Carioca Arena 1 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Time: 1:15 PM EST
Event: Men’s Basketball
Teams: Australia vs. France
TV Channel: NBC Sports Network
How To Stream Australia vs. France On Your Mobile Device
The game is going to be aired on NBCSN, which means that NBC will be providing the live stream. Your best bet for a quality stream is going to be via the NBC Sports app, which has been already been live streaming Olympic soccer coverage for a few days now.
The only downside to the free app is that it requires a cable subscription log-in. That being said, if you don’t have one you can just ask your friends and family. The NBC Sports app works great for both mobile phones and tablets.
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How To Stream Australia vs. France on Your Computer
Similar to our suggestion for watching the Australia vs. France game on your mobile, head to NBC for the official coverage of the games. NBCOlympics.com is the official provider of online streams and NBCOlympics will even provide viewers with a free 30-minute preview for first-time users. (No word on whether or not that temporary pass will reset in incognito mode, but the safe bet is that it won’t.)
You can live stream the game at NBCOlympics.com